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for the 2011 NSW State Election

Greg (L) and Ray Robinson
announcing team on Vox FM
Struggle Street with Paul Matters
during 2011 election

Local businessman and family man, Greg Petty announces candidature for Wollongong Lord Mayor / Ward 1 Councillor.

"Wollongong deserves independent representation free of political influence and past Council scandal"

Greg Petty announces candidature for Lord Mayor / Ward 1 Councillor and outlines his vision for community representation in a new look independent community focused Wollongong City Council.

Independence is the key to making a change for the better.

Helensburgh resident and small businessman, Greg Petty has announced he will stand as an Independant candidate for Lord Mayor at the forthcoming Wollongong City Council elections, to be held on 9th September 2017.

Greg says, "I look forward to representing the whole community, from Helensburgh to Dapto and Windang. Residents in the Wollongong City Council Local Government Area will have a candidate who is skilled, experienced and prepared to represent the community, protect the environment and promote local business and employment with a strong commitment to transparency, integrity and achievable goals; free of political party influence or past Council scandal. Working these values among the elected Councillors will be my number 1 priority".

Greg invites voters to consider the following questions when selecting a Lord Moyor or Councillor:
  1. Can we trust any political party Candidate?
  2. Is the Candidate a member or ever been a member of a political party or organisation?
  3. Does party politics belong in Council?
  4. Will the Candidate listen and value your views or those of a political party?
  5. Will the Candidate be accepting donations?

Greg's priorities include:
Councillor Greg Petty has been an Independent Councillor for 6 years.

Greg Petty is an accountant and company secretary, aged 62, who operates a business in the Wollongong area. He has owned and operated businesses successfully for almost 35 years, and has employed over 50 staff.

Greg stood at the NSW State election in March 2011 and March 2016 for the Seat of Heathcote as an Independent with the endorsement of legendary corruption fighter and former South Coast MP, John Hatton.

Pauline Lacelles-Smith, Convener of Neighbourhood Forum 1 and President of Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce, applauds Greg's decision to stand:

"I know Greg has the ability and quality to effectively represent the people as Lord Mayor of Wollongong. Not being a member of any political party means he can be free to make decisions based on listening to and interacting freely with the community and not have to follow political party policies".